ELECTION DAY November 6, 2018



Jessica is making history as a member of the first ever Frederick County Council, one of only two women under 40 serving in county elected leadership in the state of Maryland. During her tenure on the Council, she has championed the successful effort to repeal Frederick County’s English-only Ordinance, introduced legislation to improve affordable workforce housing, initiated the Frederick County Human Trafficking Task Force, and supported county budgets that invest in public education, public safety, and community partnerships. As a graduate of Emerge Maryland, a prestigious political training program for Democratic women, she is engaged with the best and brightest of Maryland’s political leaders.

Jessica takes an active role in the community in other ways, including playing violin with the Frederick Symphony Orchestra and serving on the Board of Directors of the Frederick Arts Council. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Frederick County Teachers Association and has served as an elected delegate to the MD State Education Association (MSEA) and National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assemblies.

Jessica was named one of The Frederick News-Post’s 13 Young Professionals Under 30 in 2012 and earned the prestigious NEA Political Activist of the Year title in 2014. In 2015 she was honored as one of the Maryland Daily Record’s Leading Women.

Jessica lives and works in Frederick County as a general music teacher at Oakdale Elementary and holds a B.A. in music from St. Mary’s College of MD and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Hood College. She lives in Fredericktowne Village with her son Jonah and daughter Jane.

By the Authority of Friends of Jessica Fitzwater, Chelsea Kadish, Treasurer

   Friends of Jessica Fitzwater
   P.O. Box 661
   New Market, MD 21774